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3 Bedroom - 2 Bath - Lakehome In Detroit Lakes
This is our home that we have owned and raised our family in since 1990. We live here year round, but are often away from home on business. It is during the times that we are on the road that we welcome guests to use our home.
We have three bedrooms, and two baths. We will provide a full kitchen with all appliances and amenities you need. We have a washer and dryer you are welcome to use. All linens and towels will be provided.
Simply put, all you need to bring is clothes and groceries and you are ready to go!
Detroit Lakes, and Detroit Lake in particular, is not only a good fishing lake, but it is also a great recreational lake. Besides the normal fun water activities of fishing, swimming, jet-skiing, tubing, and just trolling the lakeshore on your boat, there are at least five restaurants and bars that you can just pull up to from your boat. They include the Original Zorbaz, Lakeside Lodge, Holiday Inn, Fireside Supper Club, El Toros Mexican, and our favorite Long Bridge Marina. Also a favorite summer activity is to take your boat out to the sandbar with lunch and cocktails and celebrate with the often 50-100 other boats out there doing the same thing in water that does not go past your knees for nearly half a mile!
FISHING?? from DNR Website
Detroit Lake has a variety of fish habitats and the fish community reflects that diversity.
Leech Lake strain muskellunge were first stocked in Detroit Lake in 1989. Fishing opportunities now exist in this lake for catching muskies over fifty inches long and weighing well over thirty pounds. Recent publicity and excellent fishing have made this lake a very popular destination for muskie anglers from throughout the state and region.
A century ago, Detroit Lake was known to harbor lake sturgeon weighing over 100 pounds. Historical accounts from the Detroit newspaper document angler catches of these giants in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Stream fragmentation (dam building), over fishing, and water quality degradation resulted in the loss of this long-lived and slow maturing fish species from Detroit Lake and the entire Red River watershed. Several steps have been taken to reverse this condition and restore the fishery including modifications of dams to make them passable by fish, various water quality improvements, and restrictive fishing regulations. In addition, lake sturgeon reintroductions began in Detroit Lake and a few other Red River watershed locations in 1997. Some of these sturgeon have recently been found during test netting and electrofishing in Detroit. Also, there have been two reports of anglers catching and releasing lake sturgeon during recent years. There is currently no sturgeon harvest allowed in Detroit Lake because of the length of time it takes for sturgeon to become sexually mature (approximately 15-25 years). However, the potential exists to catch fish over 100 pounds in this lake within decades.
Walleye fishing continues to be very popular in Detroit Lake. Walleye test net catches have been remarkably stable since 1970, except for a decline four years ago which has now reversed itself. Nine different year classes of walleyes were sampled, but the most abundant was the 2008 (age three) which should provide good fishing in the near future. Walleye are stocked at a rate of one pound per littoral acre (1895 lbs) annually to supplement natural reproduction. Natural reproduction occurs periodically but not frequently enough to sustain the walleye fishery in Detroit Lake.
Bluegill catches were down somewhat, but they are still relatively abundant compared to other ecologically similar lakes. Large bluegills (those over eight inches) were found in very modest numbers in 2011. Bluegills have historically been slow growing in Detroit and it is believed that most bluegills reaching seven inches or longer are soon harvested by anglers. With the recent decline in abundance, however, bluegill growth rates appear to have increased. It still takes about six years to grow an eight-inch bluegill in Detroit Lake.
Largemouth bass, black crappie, northern pike and other species continue to be important parts of the fishery in this lake. Northern pike were larger on average in 2007 than at any time in the recorded history of Detroit Lake. Four years later average pike size has reverted to a more "normal" range for this lake. The average length of pike in this young population was 18.8 inches in 2011. With continuing shoreline and watershed development, this diverse, productive, and valuable fishery will need help on several fronts to be sustained. Anglers can help to maintain balance in fish populations by voluntarily releasing a portion of medium and large fish and keeping smaller ones for eating. This is particularly true for northern pike and bluegill. Shoreline owners and other watershed dwellers can help to maintain or improve water quality and fish habitat by leaving shoreline buffer zones, by leaving stands of native aquatic vegetation intact, by taking precautions to prevent invasive species introductions, and by using wise land management practices. It is not known whether water quality can be improved enough to once again sustain a tullibee fishery in Detroit Lake.
Kent & Patty Mollberg
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About Kent & Patty Mollberg
We have raised our two kids on this property since 1990. They are both grown and gone and we are on the road often. We are looking to share this unique setting with others who enjoy the lake life of the Detroit Lakes area.
Kent & Patty Mollberg purchased this House in 1990
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Great beach and house and very accommodating hosts. Our young ones were able to enjoy the water and sand. Fishing for sunfish was a snap. The house has very adequate gathering space and comfortable furniture both inside and out. The lake is close and the views relaxing. The hosts were very helpful to our needs. The only negative had to do with the ages of our 1.5 year old grandchildren. The steps off the deck and to the dock were hazardous trippers for them. In the house, the hosts had significant personal items that needed to be moved high so the little ones would not play with them. Both of these issues were manageable. The nearby road has very wide shoulders allowing safe walking and biking. The house is located convenient to Detroit Lakes where all the necessities for vacation time are available. Overall, we'd recommend the home and its hosts highly to any of our friends.
The owners, via email, the neighbors, the town. Everything was perfect. Best summer vacation I've been on so far! The house is so close to e everything and is amazing
This was our second year staying and it didn't disappoint. Had a wonderful stay and Kent and Patty are very accommodating to you needs..
Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a comfortable stay on the lake.
Cozy place with beautiful sunsets and easy access to lake.
Hope you enjoyed your stay on South Shore Drive.
Awesome place & owners!
We had the best girls weekend staying at this lake home! The owners were so accommodating and we truly felt at home. The beach and lakeside view were beautiful. I would strongly recommend this place and hope to return next year!
Thanks for the kind review. Our neighbor said he had a blast getting to know you!
We enjoyed a family reunion at this awesome location on the lake with great view and shoreline. The owners were very accommodating to our needs and the property was well maintained with all the amenities needed for a wonderful stay. Looking forward to a return visit next year and would highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a place to stay in the area.
As our name implies, this is lake country. We have more than 400 lakes within 25 miles of Detroit Lakes in northwest Minnesota. Whether you are looking for a nature getaway, an active family vacation, a memorable conference or a pampered rest, we have something for you. Detroit Lakes is a city in the State of Minnesota and the county seat of Becker County. The population was 8,569 at the 2010 census. Its unofficial population during summer months is much higher, estimated by citizens to peak at 13,000 midsummer, due to seasonal residents and tourists. U.S. Highways 10 and 59, and Minnesota State Highway 34 serve as the primary routes through the city. Detroit Lakes is located 45 miles east of the Fargo–Moorhead ND-MN statistical metropolitan area. The nearest major metropolitan area with a population over 300,000 is Minneapolis–Saint Paul, which is approximately 205 miles southeast of Detroit Lakes. Detroit Lakes is a regional summer and winter recreation destination, attracting large amounts of tourists and seasonal residents each year. Its economy is fueled by seasonal population increases, with tourism being the area's chief industry along with agriculture. Recreation In and around Detroit Lakes are several lakes used for fishing, boating, wake sports, sailing, jet-skiing, swimming, and freshwater scuba diving. Most prominent and heavily used is Detroit Lake, which features the mile-long city beach. The beach annually hosts the city's Independence Day celebration and fireworks display. In and around Detroit Lakes are 14 golf courses. The area also features an amusement park, a paintball arena, two river tubing companies, and a horseback riding ranch. The city also hosts the annual Becker County Fair. The Shrine Circus performs in Detroit Lakes each year at the Kent Freeman Arena. In the winter off-season, the area remains a popular recreation destination for ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and downhill skiing and snowboarding at the newly renovated Detroit Mountain Recreation Area. The City is one of maybe five in the Nation that has a park dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic. HISTORIC HOLMES THEATER The Historic Holmes Theatre, a physical and organizational branch of the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center complex, is a recently renovated Art Deco theatre that hosts year-round music, drama and dance performances. With seating for nearly 1,000, the theatre features a wide variety of professional national and international touring shows (including Arlo Guthrie, the Chinese Golden Acrobats, the New York Theatre Ballet, and the Guthrie Theatre), local performing groups (Playhouse 412, Fargo/Moorhead Jazz Arts Group, Wadena Madhatters) and events (wedding receptions, business meetings, and Detroit Lakes' Annual Festival of the Birds). Music festivals Each August since 1983, the city has hosted WE Fest, a prominent camping and country music festival. Campgrounds packed with tents surround a large stage, and the three-day concert attracts around 50,000 music-lovers each summer. In 2007, the attendance reached a record high of 83,000 people over the weekend at the themed "Heavin in '07" concert. The music festival is held annually at the Soo Pass Ranch on Highway 59 south of Detroit Lakes. The 2013 lineup included Eric Church, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Big & Rich, Kellie Pickler, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Wade Hayes, and many other stars of country music. Community & Cultural Center A recently built Community & Cultural Center serves Detroit Lakes, incorporating a new fitness center with the completely renovated brick building that once was the Holmes School. The fitness and aquatic area features an 8-lane Olympic regulation pool, an indoor track, a fieldhouse featuring 2 basketball courts, a weight room, cardio fitness center, racquetball courts, and a golf driving/putting range. The old 1931 school building houses the renovated 837-seat Historic Holmes Theatre featuring orchestra and balcony level seating, conference rooms, and the Lakes Area Learning Center and Alternative High School. When completed in 2001, a building of 105,000 square feet was the result of $9.5 million in expenses.
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This is our year round home. We are often away from home on business. The home is available to rent while we are away.